Hip pain can be very uncomfortable and even disabling.
Over time, if left untreated, if can lead to progressively severe pain, leg muscle weakness and deteriorating mobility. As we get older the hip joint undergoes increasing wear and tear changes or arthritis. This includes thinning and irregularity of the cartilaginous lining of the hip joint. There is also a reduction in the volume of synovial fluid within the hip joint. Other causes of painful hips can include inflammation of the tendons, ligaments and muscles around the hip joint itself.
Diagnosis of Hip Pain
An accurate diagnosis of hip pain requires a doctor with extensive knowledge to find the underlying cause of your pain. We can offer you:
- A full assessment by a consultant in pain medicine
- A full medical history concentrating on your hip pain
- A thorough clinical examination of your hips, pelvis and lower limbs
- High resolution investigations including MRI scans and x rays performed by our consultant radiologists
- Our renowned second opinion service.
Treatment of Hip Pain
You may be relieved to know that surgery is not the only type of treatment available for hip pain. At the London Pain Clinic we understand that every patient is different. We will work with you to determine the best course of action when it comes to your treatment plan. We can offer you:
- A full explanation of your hip pain
- An individual treatment plan
- Multidisciplinary treatment
- The latest analgesic medications for hip pain
- Intra-articular injections with steroid
- Intra-articular injections with Hyaluronic Acid including Synvisc and Durolane
- Trochanteric bursa steroid injections
- Trochanteric bursa treatment with autologous blood and platelet rich plasma
- Obturator nerve blocks
- Obturator nerve pulsed radiofrequency (PRF) treatment
- Specialist orthopaedic therapy
- Surgical consultation, if indicated.
At the London Pain Clinic we have helped countless people with hip pain get their pain reduced and their mobility improved. To begin your recovery, please call us on 020 7118 0250 or email the London Pain Clinic.